Canon PowerShot A480 10MP Camera - Black/ Silver / Blue or Red - half price - £59.99 delivered @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Affordable, intuitive and fun, the PowerShot A480 uses Canon know-how to let everyone take great 10 mega pixel photos. Available in 4 colours, its compact, lightweight design slips easily into any pocket.


* 10 mega pixels.

* Body material metal.

* 3.3 x optical zoom.

* 32Mb memory card supplied.

* 2.5in LCD screen.

* Anti-blur.

* Face detection.

* Continuous shooting.

* In-camera red eye fix.

* Takes memory card formats SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus and HC MMCplus.

* Movie capture with sound.

* Cables to output to TV included.

* 15 scene modes.

* Selt timer.

* Built-in flash.

* PictBridge compatible.

* USB (Mini-B, MTP, PTP) connection.

* 2 x AA alkaline batteries supplied.

* Simply point and shoot for great results.

Worth mentioning you will get a £5 voucher on a £50+ spend!
- WantOne

FREE Voucher Offer (offer valid between 24th October and 1st November 2009)
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#1
great price
#2
Best price available anywhere and seems plenty in stock. Just got one for the wife as she has been after one for her classroom. Got the red one as that is in stock too:thumbsup:

Thanks.
#3
Thanks for posting....just ordered for a friend.
I think that this camera was recommended by 'The Gadget Show' a few weeks ago as the best camera under £100. :)
#4
Nice!
#5
cracking deal for £60
#6
Tis a shame it doesn't have a rechargeable battery but still not a bad price.
#7
Great deal, thanks. I remember paying over £200 for a 1.3 megapixel camera back in 2001!
#8
Thank you. Have just reserved one to go into my step son's Christmas stocking. It's hard to know what to get for a 15 year old boy and this looks pretty good for £60. Now I jut need to pick up a case, memory card and rechargable batteries instead of underpants, smelly stuff and a selection box like he'll get from everyone else.
#9
I saw this camera at the cheapest at £74.99, this is definately the best price I have seen for this camera

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2 Likes #10
Just to point out that this is a PowerShot model for which there currently is no CHDK port yet - see http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/A480

For those who don't know what CHDK is - it's an add-on firmware for several varieties of Canon point-and-shoot camera that give extra facilities like RAW shooting, inbuilt scripting, extra metering displays, and so on and so on. For me personally it would be a reason to look at another 10MP Canon, as I use the features of it quite a lot - but I have to say that this is a very good price all the same!
#11
good deal
#12
I think your missing the point. Anyone who is in the market for a camera in this price range is just going to 'Point & Shoot' let alone go manual and play with RAW files..... Excellent camera for the price.
#13
Really good price for this excellent little camera
#14
Blimey - a bargain! I bought one for £74.99 from Play.com last month when I saw the deal on this site, and I thought that was a great deal. The camera is very good, although it feels a little more plasticky than my previous Canon Powershot. And the flash seems to take a while to charge up, but it's nice and small, and the photo quality is brilliant.

For info, this was featured on the Gadget Show on Five a few weeks ago and they rated it the best digital camera under £100. And it's now less than £60!
#15
Great price!
I was looking for a camera at the weekend (for a birthday present) - pity this didn't come up sooner as I would've snapped it up
#16
Thank you so much. I have been looking to buy this as an Xmas present for a week or so and the cheapest I could see was £76 after Quidco. This is a stunning deal.
#17
angusr
Just to point out that this is a PowerShot model for which there currently is no CHDK port yet - see http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/A480

For those who don't know what CHDK is - it's an add-on firmware for several varieties of Canon point-and-shoot camera that give extra facilities like RAW shooting, inbuilt scripting, extra metering displays, and so on and so on. For me personally it would be a reason to look at another 10MP Canon, as I use the features of it quite a lot - but I have to say that this is a very good price all the same!

Hardly stuff of interest to people in this 'point and shoot' sector of the market is it? But now we know how clever you are anyway!
2 Likes #18
cdm22
Tis a shame it doesn't have a rechargeable battery but still not a bad price.

Yep, as an AA powered camera the price really shouldn't be compared with cameras with dedicated Li-ion batteries. This was never really a £120 camera. I hope this is a balanced post which may help in deciding whether to buy:

I understand all the arguments about the pros and cons of AA power (there are convenience advantages to AA though I think they are outweighed enormously by the benefits of Li-ion), but the fact is that, even if you actually want AA, Canon don't give you a charger or battery so it should be cheaper. How much are you going to spend on disposables and/or a charger and rechargeables in the lifetime of this camera? And still the battery life will be limited and the camera much bulkier (this one is particularly thick - don't be fooled by pictures of the front only). Reviews estimate 150 shots on a pair of expensive alkalines (with rechargeables will be fewer) whereas decent Li-ion cameras will give you 300+ shots on a charge.

It does use SD memory card, which is good (beware Sony, which takes expensive MemoryStick, and a few which still take xD cards for same reason).

I don't doubt this is probably a great little first snapshot camera at a good price but don't kid yourself by comparison with rechargeable ones. Tesco still have a few of the Panasonic FS4 around instore for an amazing £69.97; probably the best brand in this sector and it has 4x optical zoom too. I'd choose it over this one any day.

Not voted cold though on the basis that this appears to be the best price around for this one.

PS Just saw a Pansonic FS3 (another great little camera) on clearance in Staples today (Stratford upon Avon) for just £65. Grab it quick!
#19
Very good price. I managed to get the Samsung ES15 for £36.99 in the CDiscount sale, but if I hadn't have got that I'd certainly be going for this instead, as they're now price the same but the Canon gets slightly better reviews.

A whopping 1.5% cashback knocks £0.90 off!
#20
shame it takes aa battys
#21
shoe*gal
Thank you. Have just reserved one to go into my step son's Christmas stocking. It's hard to know what to get for a 15 year old boy and this looks pretty good for £60. Now I jut need to pick up a case, memory card and rechargable batteries instead of underpants, smelly stuff and a selection box like he'll get from everyone else.


I've bought the camera plus these 2..
Case:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Black-Digital-Camera-Canon/dp/B002ONFF1A/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256127189&sr=1-8

SD Card. 2 x 4gb
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/5984359/-/Product.html
#22
#23
Brilliant price for an excellent point and click camera:w00t:
Thats another 2 xmas gifts sorted:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
#24
The title is incorrect, it is not "half-price" it is £40 off £99, still hot though ..
#25
Darn it. I bought one of these for about £30 more a couple of months ago. Oh well you win some lose some and it was more of an impulse buy from Comet ;)
#26
Thanks ordered 2

Rated 91% Gold award from What digital camera.
Pros - 'Superb image quality and focusing speed'
Cons - 'Chunk & low res lcd screen'
#27
Does seem like an excellent deal. Any review links anywhere?
#28
edredw
Does seem like an excellent deal. Any review links anywhere?

Just do a search on Google and it will come up with lots. General conclusion seems to be that it's a fairly basic camera with mediocre screen, excellent image quality and limited battery life.
#29
Great Price... was already looking at this.

Just ordered from Currys with the benefit of their price match + 10% of the difference for less than £55
#30
good reviews (inc G-show the other week) & v good price, so not voted cold, but as per earlier post will not buy purley because of AA batteries..never again! I am on the hunt for a couple of P&S's for the kids this xmas so will look for the FS4 :thumbsup:
#31
Besford
Yep, as an AA powered camera the price really shouldn't be compared with cameras with dedicated Li-ion batteries. This was never really a £120 camera. I hope this is a balanced post which may help in deciding whether to buy:

Yes, I understand all the arguments about the pros and cons of AA power (there are advantages to AA though I think they are outweighed enormously by those of Li-ion), but the fact is that, even if you want AA, Canon don't give you a charger or battery so it should be cheaper. How much are you going to spend on disposables and/or a charger and rechargeables in the lifetime of this camera? And still the battery life will be limited and the camera much bulkier (this one is particularly thick - don't be fooled by pictures of the front only). Reviews estimate 150 shots on a pair of expensive alkalines whereas decent Li-ion cameras will give you 300+ shots on a charge.

SD memory card, which is good (beware Sony, which takes expensive MemoryStick, and a few which still take xD cards for same reason).

I don't doubt this is probably a great little first snapshot camera at a good price but don't kid yourself by comparison with rechargeable ones. Tesco still have a few of the Panasonic FS4 around instore for an amazing £69.97; probably the best brand in this sector and it has 4x optical zoom too. I'd choose it over this one any day.

Not voted cold though on the basis that this appears to be the best price around for this one.



very helpful.may go for that panasonic
#32
I prefer AA's myself, they can be purchased in any country, spare batteries cost £1 rather than £30+. Plus no need to to wait hours for a Battery to charge, just pop in a couple of fresh AA's.
#33
loopie
I prefer AA's myself, they can be purchased in any country, spare batteries cost £1 rather than £30+. Plus no need to to wait hours for a Battery to charge, just pop in a couple of fresh AA's.


Which then last for a just a few shots....still better to get some decent rechargeable batteries but that then puts the price up.
#34
just ordered 5
#35
The Panasonic FS4 doesn't have image stabilisation though - which for a "point and shoot" camera these days is pretty poor.
#36
downing86
just ordered 5


Why do you need 5? :?
#37
jack_mj
very helpful.may go for that panasonic


I picked up the Panasonic when on offer at Tesco about 2 months ago and been VERY happy with results so far!! :thumbsup:
#38
Great deal but Im holding out for one with its own battery pack.
#39
I bought a different Canon one which needs AA batteries (my first with batteries) as it was £50 or so and that was my budget.

Sure, it is thicker and not an IXUS which is what I was used to but neither was it £200. As for batteries being eaten, I have got about 400 shots over time plus video from one set. Not bad and batteries are cheap.

Not brilliant but you don't get all you want if you don't have the budget for it do you ?
#40
masai
Great deal but Im holding out for one with its own battery pack.


I have an Ixus 2 that is next to useless as both battery packs don't hold the charge for long. Was thinking of looking for a new battery, but I'm tempted by this instead.

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